July is Going to be Hot, Hot, Hot!!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

July is only a couple days away and I’m so excited about the promotions that are just around the corner!

A FREE Assortment of Classic Stampin’ Pads with Starter Kit!

When you get the “Starter Kit” during the month of July … you can choose your favorite color assortment for FREE!!  You’ll get a total of $192.50 worth of products for only $99 + tax.  You’ll also get FREE Shipping on your kit and Free Business supplies. This is a perfect time to take this opportunity for a test drive!  I’ll be here to chat with anytime you need me!  Check out the color choices …

I have more great news for you … You are going to LOVE July!!  One of my favorite promotions is back:

BUY 3, GET ONE FREE Designer Series Paper Promo

Wooo hooo … this is a great time to stock up on your favorite designer papers! The sale runs July 1-31, 2018 and includes the following paper packs:

Please let me know if you have any questions on these promotions …. remember, they START on July 1st! I will keep you posted on any updates to these promotions, and will be here if you need help placing your order for either the Starter kit or the Designer Papers.

Thank you for stopping by today.  Check back with me tomorrow and I’ll share some fun things to do with your new Designer paper!!

Have a fabulous Friday!!


Dandelion Wishes: Dream

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m sharing with you one of the cards that we made last night at my Dandelion Wishes stamp set.  It’s beautiful and sophisticated … the attendee’s words last night! I thank them for joining me, sharing their time with me and making it a wonderful evening.

Bringing back a classic technique, heat embossing … and done in black and gold!!

The background was embossed with the Gently Falling embossing folder to give the card extra texture. Once the dandelion image was embossed, it was cut out using the Stitched Framelit die and the gold mat from the Circle Framelits … they pair well together. That was popped up on the background.

My greeting comes from the Chase your Dreams Thinlits dies (also comes as a bundle). We used the stampin’ blends to color our Rhinestones to give them a hint of gold!  It looks so cohesive … and I loved the way it turned out.

Thank you for joining me today!

Have a good day ~


Price: $110.00


Technique Tuesday: Distinktive Stamps

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Stampin’ Up! knows there is always room for innovation, which is why we’ve trademarked a new style of red rubber stamp. Named Distinktive (see what we did there?), these stamps start with a photograph, which our amazing Stampin’ Up! manufacturing team in Kanab, Utah then turns into a photorealistic red rubber stamp!

Watch Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Development Manager, Tanner Smedley, show you the innovative Distinktive Stamps. Watch how these stamps give a realistic stamped image that will wow anyone who see it.

This innovative stamp style allows you to create images with depth by simply inking and stamping once!

Here is the “Healing Hugs” stamp set that Tanner showed us in the video … a card sample will follow!

Another beautiful Distinktive Stamp Set is the “All The Good Things” stamp set with the lovely koi fish. Did you know that koi are symbols of love and friendship in Japan?

This Distinktive stamp set is perfect for creating eye-catching projects like these pretty cards …

I hope you enjoyed learning more about this awesome new stamp design.  They really create a beautiful image … you just choose they ones that reflect your style.

Thanks for sharing a part of your day with me …

Hope yours is a good one.

Dandelion Dreams & Wishes …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I hope you enjoyed the beautiful weekend! Yesterday was absolutely a lovely day and perfect for my great-nieces graduation party… and it’s always great to see family.

Today I have two cards for you, both using the Dandelion Wishes stamp set … just a different orientation. Our first card is has a similar layout as the card you saw yesterday. I also used the Garden Impressions Designer Paper again … but a totally different pattern!!

Do you agree with me … this designer paper is stunning!! I embossed my image directly onto the designer paper. This paper color coordinates with the new 2018-20 In-Color Blueberry Bushel – what a beautiful color.

The background was created by the simple technique of stamping “color on color” … in other words, Blueberry Bushel ink on Blueberry Bushel cardstock. I did the same on the cardstock that I embossed my greeting onto as well.

The greeting comes from the “Follow Your Dreams” stamp set.  This also comes in a bundle for a 10% Savings! It was heat embossed like the dandelion image and cut with the Layering Ovals Framelits.

Now ~ using the same designer paper, techniques and stamp set, we’ll change the orientation to a vertical card and you get this beautiful card …

So we switched the stamp from the dandelion set and used the greeting from the set as well but the Garden Impressions designer paper and embossing and stamping technique are all the same, but the card still looks different.

I did a little more layering of cardstock on this card and my base was Whisper White instead of the Blueberry Bushel like our first card.  My stampin’ tip for you today is to “Heat Set” your stamped cardstock before you emboss on it… you don’t want your embossing powder to stick onto the cardstock.

So … what do you think of this amazing combination of the beautiful blue Garden Impressions paper and the “Color on Color” stamping technique, then embossed in white? I’m lovin’ it!!

Thank you for stopping back today to check out yet another card with the Dandelion Wishes stamp set.

Hope you have a beautiful Monday!!



Simply Sunday: I Made a Wish

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I am so excited to share another card I created using the Dandelion Wishes stamp set! Not only am I sharing the card but a great stampin’ tip that I used in creating this card. Again, today’s card is not included in the card class, so if you are coming … you’ll have additional ideas!

As of last night, there are only 3 spots left. If you would like to join us … give me a call at the number listed above.  If there is more interest, I will open another date!

Today’s layout is simple to recreate, fun and colorful.  My color pallet consists of the new Soft Sea Foam and Shaded Spruce teamed up with the Pacific Point.  Not sure I would have put these colors together by myself, but when you put them all together … it looks nice.  And it is the basis of the designer paper.

The designer paper I used is the 6 x 6 Garden Impressions Designer Paper stack … there are so many cute designs in this stack. It’s fun and colorful!!  Today’s pattern seemed to match with the Dandelion Wishes.

The greeting and images were both stamped in the Shaded spruce, in fact … they were both put on the same clear block!!

Putting multiple stamps on one block makes stamping easy! If you are doing several cards … you may want to consider purchasing the Stamparatus (Click Here to View)

The Soft Sea Foam is so “soft” and pretty and really seams to works well with this stamp set and the patterned paper I found in the Garden Impressions pack. All the layering on this quick -n- easy card takes it a step up.

Hope you enjoyed today’s Simply Sunday share.  I appreciate you taking the time out of your weekend to check in with me.

Thank you, and I’ll see you tomorrow with another Dandelion Wishes card!!

Have a great day ~




Dandelion Wishes Card Class …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I am excited to let you know that I am hosting a stamp class featuring the Dandelion Wishes stamp set.  I fell in love with this set the moment I saw it and if you love it too … you’ll want to attend this class!!

We will be combining this beautiful stamp set with some great stamping techniques that will truly highlight it’s beauty.

I will be holding this class in my stamping studio (in my home). I can give you directions when you RSVP.

Date: Wednesday, June 27th

Time: 6:00 pm

We’ll be making a minimum of 4 cards with coordinating envelopes!

COST: $15.00

Club Members: $10.50

Star Members: $8.00

RSVP Required by Monday, June 25th

Call me to reserve your spot at [262-334-1009]

If you think this is cute … wait till you see what we’re making in the class … Don’t miss it! Contact me by Monday the 25th to reserve your spot!

See you there ~

HOORAY … It’s Your Day!!

Hi Stampers ~

So what did you think of yesterday’s project … cute right! OMGosh today’s project had me tickled pink! Or should I say Lovely Lipstick!!

Yesterday was an interesting day … I’ve been training new employees for the past two weeks so setting up for the weeks events (at work) have been challenging to say the least, however the events started at home! I spilled the coffee grounds, the sugar … oh my, but I wasn’t going to let this start dampen my day! Life is short and is meant to be celebrated so I brushed off those bad vibes and let out a big HOORAY!!

Like I said … this card has me tickled pink!

Again, everything on this card is included in this months kit and I did not add anything outside the kit!! The base kicks off the party and then I added the block of Lovely Lipstick to the center (I’ve loved red and black since the ’80’s!!)

I love the little accent that looks like a marquee so that will be my focal point and will broadcast the HOORAY to announce the celebration!! Too cute!! But I was not done yet!  I added the little green pieces on the sides of the center square to act like moving blinkers calling you to pay attention!! lol  Can you visualize these moving??

Those little green pieces are actually the left over piece from the banners in the kit!! Again, waste not, want not (or so they say) I just thought they looked cool 🙂

I added the two balloons to keep the party going and to create some fun coordination of color! And the sequins added a touch of bling and would highlight/coordinate with the greeting. Overall, I love it!!

I thank you for joining me today, and I hope you enjoyed this card … if so, please leave me a note below.

Have yourself an awesome day ~ HOORAY!!

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